America is a land of immigration. We've been the world's giant melting pot for 250 years. And we ought to celebrate the fact that we are this giant melting pot. — John Boehner, Former GOP House Speaker
America is a land of immigration. We've been the world's giant melting pot for 250 years. And we ought to celebrate the fact that we are this giant melting pot. — John Boehner, Former GOP House Speaker
John Boehner: The 'so-called America First Caucus' is 'one of the nuttiest things I've ever seen'
  • Boehner slammed the effort by a group of House Republicans to create an "America First Caucus."
  • On NBC's "Meet The Press," Boehner called the idea one of the "nuttiest" things he has witnessed.
  • "We ought to celebrate the fact that we are this giant melting pot," he said.
Boehner criticized the worldview of those who conceived of such a caucus.

"I have no idea how this even showed up," he emphasized. "America is a land of immigration. We've been the world's giant melting pot for 250 years. And we ought to celebrate the fact that we are this giant melting pot.

He added: "To see some members of Congress go off and start this America First Caucus is — it's the silliest thing I've ever seen. And Republicans need to denounce it."

... Later in his interview, Boehner expressed regret for not reaching a deal on immigration reform with former President Barack Obama.

"Our immigration system is a mess," he said. "It's broken from top to bottom. And it needs to be fixed so that it's fairer for Americans who are here and fairer for those who are trying to come here."
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